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Self Help Graphics & Art is undergoing leasehold improvements, and its offices are closed during this time. However, we are still operating offsite. We are here to answer any inquiries or questions you may have, so please call us at 323-881-6444 or email  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


41ST ANNUAL DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS
UNA CITA CON LA VIDA

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2014 from 5PM - 11PM 

- Boyle Heights, CA -

** VENDOR APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED NOW **


Inviting local artisans and vendors to become a part of this milestone event! Fill out the application for consideration in this year's event as SPACE IS LIMITED. Items must be Día de los Muertos related.

APPLICATION PROCESS

1. Please click on the link and submit online:

Arts and Crafts Vendors

Food Vendors


2. Chosen applicants will receive an invoice from PayPal via email to pay vendor fees. All applications are not finalized until payment is received. If you still wish to submit a hard copy application, please email  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  to set up a date and time at which to come into our offices.


ANNUAL DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS
COMMEMORATIVE SERIGRAPH
UNA CITA CON LA VIDA


Self Help Graphics & Art's iconic Día de los Muertos Commemorative Serigraphs are internationally recognized as important works to the Chicano Art legacy and offer an opportunity for artists to interpret their vision of Día de los Muertos. With support from SHG's Artist Roundtable, Self Help Graphics & Art has selected Luis-Genaro Garcia as this year's artist and curator for the annual celebration.


ARTIST BIO

Luis-Genaro Garcia is an artist and high school art teacher in South Los Angeles. He is currently pursuing a PhD in Education at Claremont Graduate University. Having grown up in a single parent household and experienced institutional educational barriers, Luis-Genaro was influenced to teach at his alma mater, Thomas Jefferson High School, in South Central Los Angeles.

As an artist, he draws from the socio-political subject matter of Jose Guadalupe Posada and David Alfaro Siqueiros, to paint in a "Social Surrealist" style. As an educator, Luis teaches art through a social justice curriculum, incorporating ethnic, personal, and historical experiences of students, in order to challenge the current institutional barriers that exist for students of color.


ARTIST STATEMENT - UNA CITA CON LA VIDA

For Día de l@s Muert@s we often celebrate the lives of those that were once part of the living world. On a day when the dead return from a years sleep, we decorate their place of rest and re-live the moments that made their lives with us memorable. We celebrate Day of the Dead through the perspective of the living world, and don't often think about Day of the Dead through the experiences of those from the other side. How do the Muertos prepare to walk amongst the living to rejoice the love, tears, and laughter that at one point gave life to their souls? Una Cita con La Vida is a representation of how the dead prepare for Día de los Muertos through the side of the underworld. En este Día de los Muertos, l@s Almas se preparan para una cita con la vida.


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!!


As you know, Self Help Graphics relies on the help and generosity of our volunteers to put on many of our events.


Volunteers are needed for our:

Community Art Workshops

Noche de Ofrenda

Día de los Muertos Celebration


Please consider becoming a volunteer--it is as much fun as it is fulfilling! Contact us via email at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  or call SHG at 323-881-6444 to join us ahora!


IMPORTANT LEASEHOLD IMPROVEMENTS
& FACILITY UPDATE



Self Help Graphics & Art is beginning facility leasehold improvements, and will the administrative be periodically closed during this time. We are still here to answer any inquiries or questions you may have, so please call us at 323-881-6444 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Self Help Graphics & Art will premiere its revamped space with the launch of a special 40th annual special prints exhibition with a date soon to be announced.


Select programming will continue at alternate sites during this time.



Supports Public Art Workshops Supports the Professional Printmaking Program Supports Community Art Workshops Supports the Summer of Youth (S.O.Y. Artista) Program Underwrites 1 Exhibition at Self Help Graphics


SOY ARTISTA 2013
PHONE ART ANIMATION




WATCH THE SHG 2013 VIDEO



WATCH THE SHG 2012 VIDEO





Self Help Graphics & Art

1300 East First Street

Boyle Heights, CA 90033


tel 323.881.6444

hrs Tue - Wed by appointment only

hrs Thu - Sat 10am to 4pm

em info@selfhelpgraphics.com



Parking is limited in the area. We encourage people to take Metro (www.metro.net) and exit at the Gold Line Pico/Aliso Station. 



GRACIAS FOR YOUR SUPPORT!


Self Help Graphics & Art is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization. Our programs and events are supported in part by our artists, volunteers, and board of directors, as well as by our major donors and collectors. Additional support is provided by the Alliance for California Traditional Arts, AltaMed, the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Bank of America Foundation, California Community Foundation, Camachos Incorporated, Department of Cultural Affairs, City of Los Angeles, The Walt Disney Company, Entravision Communications Corporation, The James Irvine Foundation, Los Angeles County Arts Commission, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, First District, Lexus, Milagro Communications Group, the National Endowment for the Arts, Rose Hills Foundation, Sheppard Mullin Richter Hampton, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Pasadena Art Allaince, TransAmerica and Weingart Foundation.




ONGOING WORKSHOPS


CAP/Digital Media Program

Aerosol Art Workshop

DIY Silk Screening

Ceramic Tile Workshop